Jack Newton.





Jack is a Composer working across Documentaries, Drama, Animation & Campaigns.

His work has featured at over 40+ International Film Festivals, across Europe & North America, including The BFI London Film Festival, SXSW, Aspen Shortsfest, Edinburgh International Film Festival, LSFF, LIAF, Leeds & Annecy and has recently been commissioned by DAZED MEDIA, BBC Films, BBC Radio Drama, The FT, Google Arts & Culture, BFI Network & The Uncertain Kingdom. 

In 2018, Jack scored the award-winning documentary Abrázame, which was nominated for a highly prestigious ida award and won the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at the 22nd Cine Las Americas Film Festival Austin, Texas.

The same year, he scored the claymation FACING IT, which won the MPSE, Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Sound Editing and went on to win the Animage Grand Prix & Audience Awards at Ottowa, Manchester & KLIK Animation festivals.

He is a Composer on the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew programme.

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GOOD NEWS
Dir. Dee Meaden
Director’s Notes Premiere 2019

DOLBY 5.1
35 mins 50 | 2018

A young man in a rural, religious community struggles to understand the teachings in the way that those around him seem to. A newcomer seems to offer him an alternative way to receive the truth.





Recorded on location, by the cast in in Upper Swabia, Southern Germany.







Dawn in the Dark
BBC FILMS
Dir. Runyararo Mapfumo

DOLBY 5.1
16 min 20 | 2019

On the eve of her father’s birthday, Dawn and her fun uncle Nate struggle over her bedtime routine. A new dynamic to their relationship is explored as they navigate their way through a family crisis.





FESTIVALS


63rd BFI London Film Festival | Debate Strand (2019)
2019 Aesthetica Short Film Festival (2019)
13th Lichtspielklub Short Film Festival (2019)






MASTERPIECE
Dir. Runyararo Mapfumo

DOLBY 5.1
7 mins | 2018

A group of young men try to interpret their friend’s art, so they can save face and show support.

FESTIVALS

We Are One: A Global Film Festival, BFI Selection | (2020)
BFI
Future Film Festival | Best Short Film Award nomination (2018)
BFI London Film Festival (2017)
London Short Film Festival (2018)
London Comedy Film Festival (2019)
Kerry Film Festival (2018)
Washington West Film Festival (2018)
Exit 6 Film Festival (2018)
Aesthetica Film Festival (2018)
Gig Harbour Film Festival (2018)
Soul Film UK (2018)
For Films Sake Festival (2018)
Twister Alley Film Festival (2018)
Fast Net Film Festival (2018)
WAMM Festival (2018)
BFI Future Film Festival (2018)
UKIFF Film Festival (2018)
Berlin Film Festival, British Shorts (2018)
Shuffle Festival (2017)
Underwire Festival (2017)
VIMEO Staff Pick
BFI Network Pick